A REVIEW: AGRIBUSINESS INNOVATIONS ELEVATING FISHERMEN'S LIVELIHOODS VIA NON-FISH RESOURCE INTEGRATION
The integration of non-fish resources into fisheries agribusiness has emerged as a pivotal strategy for sustainable development and economic resilience. In light of increasing challenges faced by the fisheries sector, our study aims to explore the multifaceted potential of non-fish resources, including aquatic plants, crustaceans, mollusks, and organic matter. Recognizing the urgent need for innovative solutions, our research focuses on identifying opportunities to diversify income streams and enhance the sector's environmental and economic sustainability. Employing a qualitative methodology, our study draws on a multidisciplinary research team that conducts a comprehensive review of academic literature and analyzes real-world case studies. The findings reveal a rich array of non-fish resources, laying a crucial foundation for economic growth, environmental sustainability, and community well-being. The study highlights the substantial economic impact of strategically integrating these resources, showcasing increased revenue, reduced vulnerability to fish stock fluctuations, and the creation of alternative income streams. Socially, community engagement emerges as a key determinant of success, with collaborative initiatives showcasing positive impacts on livelihoods, community resilience, and the empowerment of fishermen through diversified skill sets. The urgency for proactive policy measures becomes evident, emphasizing the need for policymakers to collaborate with stakeholders, streamline regulations, and provide financial support for scalability. In conclusion, the integration of non-fish resources presents a promising pathway to a more resilient, economically vibrant, and environmentally conscious fisheries agribusiness. Our study provides valuable insights for policymakers, researchers, and industry practitioners, guiding efforts to navigate the evolving landscape of fisheries management and rural development. As the sector strives for a harmonious balance between economic growth and environmental stewardship, the integration of non-fish resources emerges as a beacon for sustainable and transformative practices within the fisheries industry.